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Old 07-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #11
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Is it possible for it to go away by itself? Last night I turned off the lights, and i just woke and see that he only has one or two spots.

I let the temp go up to bout 81-82f last night cuz I heard raising temp can kill the bacteria. Could this be why most of the spots went away?
No what you seeing is the next stage of the cycle where the ich falls off. They incubate and reproduce during this time. It will return in greater numbers.

Im sorry but elevated temp does not kill bacteria and ich is not a bacteria. Elevated temp speeds up the ich cycle, right now your only increasing thier numbers faster.

Ich will not magically go away by itself. As long as you had a host in your tank you will have it unless you treat it with the 2 known cures, hypo-salinity or copper.
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So, what is easier, copper or hyposalinity? And how do I do which ever is easier?
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #13
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So, what is easier, copper or hyposalinity? And how do I do which ever is easier?
Hypo-salinity tends to be handled better by certain fish. This require a quarantine tank for starters and a salinity of 1.009.

Here is a post on another forum explaining it pretty well.http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/...t-process.html
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And another.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1991470
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And I'm guessing my DT will be Ich free by the time I put the clowns back in?
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Schism is giving you the right advice, hypo or copper for hypo though you'll need a refractometer to be sure the salinity is correct for the copper you'll need a copper test kit. I like to use cupramine because its gentler on the fish. do not use either in your display tank as it will kill inverts and corals you will need to keep your main tank empty for about 6 weeks to be sure the ich is dead. FYI cleaner shrimp won't work because the ich is under the skin of the fish where it can't be reached by the shrimp.
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Some good info on the parasite and treatment.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro
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I always love your posts, you give me something to read everytime! lol thanks
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